TULSA, Okla. -- James Woodard scored 28 points in 20 minutes and Tulsa got off to a rousing start in Danny Manning's first game as coach, beating LSU-Shreveport 110-54 Sunday.
Woodard hit 9 of 12 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and was good on all five of his free-throw attempts. Scottie Haralson added 14 points for the Golden Hurricane, D'Andre Wright had 12 and Rashad Ray had 11 points and six assists.
Tulsa used runs of 12-0 and 16-0 en route to a 60-25 halftime lead. The Golden Hurricane were 13 for 26 on 3-point shots and converted 25 of 30 free-throw attempts.
Manning, a member of Kansas' NCAA championship team in 1988, is the eighth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and a two-time NBA All-Star.
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